Snowden leaves HK en route Moscow for third country
HONG KONG - United States whistleblower Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong for a third country.
The South China Morning Post reported that Snowden left Hong Kong on Sunday on a flight for Moscow and that his final destination may be Ecuador or Iceland.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on Sunday that he was unaware of the location or plans of the former US National Security Agency contractor, Reuters reported.
A statement from Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun Ying's office on Sunday afternoon said that Snowden had departed earlier in the day on his own accord "through a lawful and normal channel".